2-year master/full-time

The BA and MA programme in Applied Arts prepares highly qualified specialists for applied arts compositional creative as well as performing arts on a full time basis. The programme puts a special emphasis on development of such knowledge, skills ad competencies that enable free expression of ideas, critical and analytical thinking to come up with a variety of compositional solutions in practice. Alongside with it the students are introduced to the richness of techniques and technologies in applied arts, history of applied arts, its national origins and traditions as well as modern world experience.

Professional courses

1st year

  • Aesthetics
  • Research methods
  • Computer design
  • Work with material
  • Composition
  • Decorative picture/Professional foreign language/Decorative sculpture – elective
  • Research work

2nd year

  • Work with material
  • Composition
  • Technology of materials
  • Portfolio project
  • Research work

Master’s degree final assessment is carried out in the form of master’s thesis or a complex creative compositional work defence. In case of compositional work, the graduate presents an extended explanatory or the research study referring to the work subject to defence. The final work should express not only students’ academic knowledge and creative abilities but also research skills. For the preparation of the Master’s thesis or compositional work, a supervisor and an opponent are assigned to a graduate, and, if necessary, also a life model. The topic, scope are approved by the relevant chair.


Necessary documents

  1. Curriculum of Applied Arts academic programme
  2. Course descriptions



Faculty of Design and Decorative Applied Arts

Dean: Prof. A. Avetisyan

Tel. (+37410) 54 36 71


Chair of Art Computer Graphics and Decorative Applied Arts

Head: Dr. Prof. H. Payaslyan

Tel. (+37410) 54 36 71


Joint Chair

Head: Prof. S. Galents

Tel. (+37410) 22 52 68